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A National Security Agency contractor in the US has been arrested and charged with taking top secret information.
Yahoo is said to have built a custom-made software program to scan all of its clients’ incoming emails on behalf of the US government.
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that new allegations of US spying on senior German government officials’ telephones need to be
An asylum plea from Julian Assange has been rejected by France. “My life is in danger,” the WikiLeaks founder wrote in Le Monde newspaper on Friday
A new chapter has opened in the NSA spying scandal in Germany with fresh revelations that the US agency spied on top German officials. Wikileaks
The online whistleblower, which alleged last week that the US spy agency had bugged recent French presidents, now claims that finance ministers and top companies were targeted too.
French President François Hollande has said his country “will not tolerate” any acts which threaten the security of France. The president issued the
The US Senate has passed the USA Freedom Act putting an end to the mass collection of Americans' telephone records by the National Security Agency.
US intelligence services’ sweeping surveillance powers, controversially exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, expired on Monday (June 1). The
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has temporary lost its authority to collect bulk phone records. The surveillance programme made public by
The US Senate has failed to reach a deal over extending anti-terrorist laws that let its security services collect phone data. It means the law known
The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the
US Congress has moved a step closer to introducing the USA Freedom Act after the House of Representatives approved the bill. If passed by the Senate
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made her first public comments on a spying scandal that has gripped the nation for weeks. The country’s
German tabloid Bild claims Berlin not only knew about, but assisted with US spying within Europe dating back to 2008.
July 31, 2014 marks one year since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was granted political asylum in Russia. The former National Security Agency
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has spoken at the beginning of a global conference in Sao Paulo on how to govern a safer, less US centred
The Guardian US edition and the Washington Post have both won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their coverage of secret surveillance by the
Thomas Drake, a former NSA employee, talks about his own experience as a whistleblower.
In this interview Thomas Drake talks about how the Snowden revelations show the US surveillance obsession with collecting all data in a post-9/11 era.
Thomas Drake, whistleblower and former NSA employee, continues interview in which he explains how Snowden revelations of US spying on Europe is
Maverick US Republican senator Rand Paul is suing President Obama and the directors of National Intelligence, the NSA and the FBI for violating the
MEPs have rejected a demand from the European Green Party that urged EU governments to grant asylum to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The move came
US President Barack Obama has given German Chancellor Angela Merkel his word that American surveillance activities will not get in the way of their
Trying to get the balance right in reforming US spying policies, President Barack Obama has gone too far for some and not far enough for
After weeks of debate, US President Barack Obama has announced additional oversight measures for National Security Agency surveillance programmes in
President Barack Obama will reveal new measures in a news conference later this afternoon aimed at curbing the work of the National Security Agency
US whistleblower Edward Snowden could be invited to testify before the European Parliament by video link from Russia. The parliament’s Civil
A European Parliament committee has voted in favour of allowing whistlebower Edward Snowden to testify to the chamber in a special hearing. The